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‘Price is Right’ benefit coming up soon

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The inside of the James W. Warren Citizens Center will transform into the site of a popular television game show Saturday to raise money for services to assist child abuse victims. The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center (CAC) will host its…

Judge reduced bond for suspect charged in Denver woman’s death

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A judge has decreased the bond for one of three suspects charged in the November death of a Denver woman along an area roadway. Patricia Ann Stroupe, 50, of Springs East Road, appeared in a Lincoln County Superior Courtroom Tuesday morning for felony accessory after the…

Police: Man at-large after strong-arm robbery at Cherryville Wal-Mart

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Cherryville Police are continuing to search for a man they said was involved in a strong-arm robbery last week at an area Wal-Mart store. Store surveillance recorded the incident happening just before 9 p.m. Jan. 31 at 2505 Lincolnton Highway. At the time of the incident,…

Miller to run for District Attorney

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Assistant District Attorney Michael Miller has announced he will file to run for Cleveland and Lincoln County’s district attorney. Miller is well acquainted in law practice, beginning his career in Lincolnton in 1997. Having experience not only working in the district attorney’s office but in law…

Communities in Schools to the rescue!

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Communities in Schools of Lincoln County (CIS) hosted its first annual “Be a Hero Art Auction” Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in an effort to showcase student artwork and raise money and awareness for the nonprofit organization. Each year, around 100 adults volunteer…

Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

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APRIL DILLON Guest Columnist Do you remember when your mother participated in the home demonstration club, led by the Home Economics Agent? While driving down the road, have you ever seen a test plot sign in a soybean field, surrounded by a group of farmers having a serious discussion? Did…

Hardware store plans move toward Highway 16

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Planning and Inspections Department will hold a community meeting this Thursday to provide more information about the proposal to permit construction of a home hardware store and to receive comments prior to a public hearing. Applicant Xiaopei Guo is requesting to amend a conditional…

Senior Games registration set to begin

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Gaston County Senior Games are inching closer, and a number of Lincoln County residents are already practicing and preparing to be top victors at this year’s anticipated event. Individuals have been training at the Senior Center since January. While the final deadline to apply is…

Deputies: More than $1,000 in narcotics stolen from Vale drug store

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     More than $1,000 in prescription pills were stolen from a western county store Friday morning, deputies said. The incident took place just before 2:30 a.m. at TAS Drug, located at 4417 West N.C. 27 in Vale, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Around Town — 2-3-14

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TODAY Nutrition meeting   Lincoln County Senior Services, 514 S. Academy St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton, will host a nutrition meeting 10-11 a.m. in the multi-purpose room 10-11 a.m. Healthy at Home will present a program on heart health. For more information, call (704) 732-9053 or (704)…